Visit the markets
Take a trip to the markets on Brick lane and explore all the funky pop up stores and vintage gems tucked away. You can even visit the Upmarket where there are food halls open from 11am - 5:30pm every Saturday, and 10am - 5pm every Sunday. There are endless options from a variety of cuisines to try, from Chinese dumplings to Authentic Caribbean drinks.
Take a look inside and see what some of London’s best vintage stores have to offer. You will find designer brands tucked away in places such as Vintage basement, and Brick Lane Vintage has all the prints and floral pieces for putting together the perfect summer outfits. Be sure to check through Nordic poetry and Cream to find all your designer goods for less!
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You can find art all around Brick Lane – from each corner of almost every wall, you walk passed to graffiti near doors and store walls. But, if you’re looking for some unique pieces for your home or to gift a friend, take a stroll through the stalls near the Upmarket and you will find colourful pieces while helping small businesses. Spitalfields market has endless stalls of pop art to choose from as well.
There are so many wonderful local businesses to support near the Backmarket stalls where you will find dresses and vintage boots for a bargain. It may be tempting to fall into the hands of fast fashion, but Brazilian clothing stores like Mat will make you think again. The store has all your summer essentials with pops of colour in trendy shirts and flowy dresses.
Tarot card readings?
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Tucked away in the Backyard market you will find a stall right at the entrance offering tarot card readings! After a hearty meal feel free to find what the stars have in line for you and your future.
Libreria is without a doubt one of the most serene and enchanting book stores you will find; a true hidden gem with a wide variety of books from all the best-selling authors. The store has something for everyone with stories from a diverse range of authors. It's a must-see at Brick Lane.Also, if you're looking for unique stories and literature relating to the history of East London, then the perfect place to look into would be the Brick lane bookshop.
Dark Sugars Chocolate
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Dark Sugars has endless customers and it's no secret why, they offer some of the best handcrafted artisan chocolate treats.And, if you're a lover of hot chocolate then you have to try the signature hazelnut praline at Dark Sugars.They also offer a vast majority of luxury chocolate truffles. This is the best place for a chocoholic!